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“ManMade” Movement: Zo! Talks Phonte, Driving With The Radio Off, and His New Album

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Zo! does it all.  Keys, drums, bass; rich, two-step-inducing recordings; and a slamming live show that’s been touring the United States since its release late May. With upbeat songs like “Count To Five” & “We Are On The Move”, and the chilled out “Tell Me Something New” and title track “ManMade”, “The Train” that ManMade takes you on will have you “Making Time” for a second listen on a relaxing afternoon at home, or during travels “Out In The World.”

On a day where Zo! was feeling a little under the weather, the hardworking and talented Foreign Exchange Music-artist graciously spoke with 2words The Top about some of ManMade‘s highlights, and elements that made the album possible.

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Slum Village: LIVE With Guests Questlove, Skyzoo & Rapper Big Pooh (Video)


Last night at B.B. Kings, Illa J and T3 of Slum Village descended upon New York City and brought guests Skyzoo, Rapper Big Pooh, and Questlove of The Roots came through too to spin a set J Dilla instrumentals remade by Brother Question and the Legendary Roots Crew. More 2words The Top exclusive footage after the jump.

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Exclusive Interview: Signif Talks Milwaukee Hip Hop, XXL Freshmen List & How She Got Her Name

Signif is a dope up-and-coming emcee originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who currently spends most of her time living in New York, and happens to be a female.

When you hear a high pitched, confident delivery over hard, yet soulful beats, that’s Signif. I recently chopped it up with the emcee about her Embracing Rejection project, how she’s been influenced, and even got her to share a funny story about her struggles when she first started performing.

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Intelligent Design: Compilation Mixtape Presented By 2words The Top x FamCo. Clothing

2words The Top, along with FamCo. Clothing and sponsors DJ Booth and RefinedHype, is extremely proud to present this body of work featuring some of the hottest up and coming talent in the hip hop game today. While nobody on the project is a household name yet, you can be sure to hear at least a few of the names a lot in the future.

But in the present, this is your chance to enjoy a collection of dope music that’s surprising cohesive for a compilation mixtape with the goal of putting out dope music that will get burn on your iPod, and is also positive, with thought put into it. The  project includes exclusive tracks from the likes of K-Hill, S. Gold, FSM, SkyBlew and much more. Down below click the link to get your fix of fresh new hip hop.

Listen/ Download Intelligent Design [via DJ Booth]

Upcoming Project: 2words The Top x FamCo. Clothing Present “Intelligent Design” (4.4.12)

2words The Top is collaborating with North Carolina-based clothing company FamCo. Clothing to present to you the “Intelligent Design” compilation mixtape with some of the dopest up and coming emcees in the game. The project will also be co-sponsored by the good folks at DJ Booth and RefinedHype.

The whole project drops April 4, with the first offering dropping at this Tuesday, March 20. The mixtape will feature the likes of SkyBlew, Blax, K. Sparks, RoQ’y TyRaiD, and MORE.


Exclusive Interview: Blitz The Ambassador Talks Live Show & Next Album

Blitz The Ambassador is an emcee currently based out of Brooklyn, NY by way of Accra, Ghana in Africa, using music to spread his story across the world. He’s graced the stages of a number of countries and continents in the past several months alone, sharing his top notch live show that includes a full band. Earlier in January Blitz came home to New York for a memorable show, and chopped it up with me afterwards about his live performance and future plans.

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Exclusive Interview: Obii Say Finds Inspiration In Himself And A Hip Hop Legend

Obii Say is one of many bright spots in the emerging hip hop scene in the DMV (DC/Maryland/Viriginia) area. He most recently put out Donuts For The Villagers, an entire project dedicated to the late legendary producer J Dilla, but he’d prefer to have listeners compare, contrast and connect his music to no one else but him.

I recently talked with Obii Say about J Dilla, hip hop in his hometown and more. Check out the conversation below.  Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: King Mez Talks Upcoming Debut Album, Self-Producing & More


At the Kooley High “David Thompson” release party at The Pour House last night I caught up with performer King Mez to talk about his upcoming debut album, “My Everlasting Zeal,” which is dropping February 2012. Listening to what he has to say you’re going to want to look out for this one.

After the jump check out footage of his performance, including an unreleased track off the album, and Mez using the MPC to make a beat and rap at the same time.

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